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Classic Movies that are still unreleased or deserve another SE

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#1 of 52 OFFLINE   Jing_B


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Posted March 29 2005 - 02:27 AM

There are many classics that are yet unavailable on DVD or the version is too old (like a 1997 released DVD). Here are some of the movies that are still MIA on DVD

1.The African Queen
2.The Jazz Singer
3.King Kong (Coming out in November, Hooray!Posted Image)
4.Top Hat (Coming Out in 2005?)
5.Swing Time (Coming Out in 2005?)
6.Letter From an Unknown Woman
7.The Magnificent Ambersons
8.Ninotchka (Is Garbo coming out this yearPosted Image ?)
9.The Big Parade (80th Anniversary this year!)
10.Greed (What??? It lost the DVD Desicion last year?!?)

Here is another one of DVD that I think are in a desperate need for a second chance:

1.The Maltese Falcon (2-Disc SE for this one?)
2.Bonnie and Clyde (The 1997 version is too old)
3.Double Indemnity (OK, is this really going to come out in 2007???)
4.A Streetcar Named Desire (2-Disc SE?)
5.Stagecoach (Can't even find this on eBay!)
6.Network (Is there really a 30th anniversary set coming next year?)
7.Wuthering Heights (I heard MGM owns the rights. The DVD from HBO is OOP)
8.The Wild Bunch (I heard this one has a 2-Disc SE coming out next year)
9.The Searchers (For sure coming out in 2006 for its 50th anniversary)
10.An American in Paris (Also a 2006 release)
11.Blade Runner (Seen countless requests on the movie's 3-Disc release)

#2 of 52 OFFLINE   GlennH



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Posted March 29 2005 - 04:12 AM

I'd like to see some more Gable, like SAN FRANCISCO. Also A TALE OF TWO CITIES (the Ronald Colman one).

#3 of 52 OFFLINE   Joel Fontenot

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Posted March 29 2005 - 05:25 AM

Still waiting to hear something about A Face In The Crowd

Wait... I see that it is finally coming... Yeay!

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Posted March 29 2005 - 06:39 AM

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#5 of 52 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 29 2005 - 07:01 AM

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#6 of 52 OFFLINE   Tim_C


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Posted March 29 2005 - 08:41 AM

I'd love to see King Vidor's "The Crowd" finally get a DVD release. How about "Raise the Red Lantern?"

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#7 of 52 OFFLINE   LarryDavenport



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Posted March 29 2005 - 08:43 AM

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#8 of 52 OFFLINE   LaurenceGarvey


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Posted March 29 2005 - 08:56 AM

W.C. Fields is still sorely underrepresented on DVD, including some of his funniest films, NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK, THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY, and MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE. And of course, there's still DAVID COPPERFIELD. Well documented is the fact that the rest of the world has jaw-droppingly beautiful restorations of the great Laurel & Hardy talkies, unavailable in the U.S. Max Fleischer's brilliant BETTY BOOP cartoons are available in a boxed set in France, but not in the U.S. Where, oh where, is Popeye the Sailorman? Not quite classics, but such popular 1950s cult titles as WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST, HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, and EARTH VS. THE SPIDER are only available in England, and I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF, INVASION OF THE SAUCER-MEN, and NOT OF THIS EARTH aren't available anywhere. Where are the Bowery Boys? Where are the fun Republic serials, including SPY SMASHER, DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE, and what seems to be a direct inspiration for Indiana Jones, SECRET SERVICE IN DARKEST AFRICA? Where is DONDI? ("Not okay me looking at pretty Christmas tree, Mr. G.I. Buddy?") Where are the Karloff/Lugosi films THE RAVEN, THE BLACK CAT, and THE INVISIBLE RAY?

#9 of 52 OFFLINE   RyanZ


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Posted March 29 2005 - 10:03 AM

Jing, the Warners release of Stagecoach can easily be purchased on Amazon.com.

#10 of 52 OFFLINE   Alistair_M


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Posted March 29 2005 - 10:13 AM

Kings Row Little Dorrit Hotel (1967) (Rod Taylor) If.... Pride and Prejeduce (1940) Jane Eyre (Orson Welles) Man Who came to dinner (Bette Davis) Jezebel (better release) Little Foxes (better release) Quiet Man (better release) The Wind (silent)

#11 of 52 OFFLINE   Kain_C



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Posted March 29 2005 - 12:02 PM

Need SEs:
All the President's Men
Apocalypse Now (Different versions, deleted scenes AND
Blade Runner
Hearts of Darkness)
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Deer Hunter
Dog Day Afternoon
The Sting
12 O'Clock High

Not on DVD:
The African Queen
Captain Horatio Hornblower
Hearts of Darkness
Raise the Red Lantern
Sargeant York
ORIGINAL Star Wars Trilogy

#12 of 52 OFFLINE   Jing_B


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Posted March 29 2005 - 01:13 PM

Thanks but as to avoid Double-dipping, i would still like to see a better version.

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Posted March 29 2005 - 04:12 PM


#14 of 52 OFFLINE   Anthony Neilson

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Posted March 29 2005 - 11:55 PM

All the Kubrick movies should have an S.E. I'd like to see LAST TANGO IN PARIS and THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING as S.Es, and a new SE of THE KING OF COMEDY to bring it into line with the other Scorsese / DeNiro titles.
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Posted March 30 2005 - 02:09 AM

Another vote for The African Queen and a proper The Sting!

#16 of 52 OFFLINE   Kain_C



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Posted March 30 2005 - 10:01 AM

Looks like some of my choices are going to be realized according to the Warner Bros. chat. Yay!

#17 of 52 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted March 30 2005 - 01:01 PM

Breakfast At Tiffany's is in desperate need of an SE- if both Roman Holiday and Sabrina were both released as SEs, why not the film that had Audrey Hepburn's most famous character, Holly Golightly???
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Posted March 30 2005 - 01:43 PM

Ditto on RAISE THE RED LANTERN! I guess it must be a rights issue, since this release seems like a no-brainer when you consider how popular director Yimou has become. Adding: FOOTLIGHT PARADE THE GANG'S ALL HERE GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 BABY FACE (restored) THE CATERED AFFAIR VALLEY OF THE DOLLS BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

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Posted March 30 2005 - 02:11 PM


#20 of 52 OFFLINE   Bob_S.


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Posted March 30 2005 - 06:40 PM

Does anyone know if there's an issue with African Queen? I've been waiting since the birth of this format for this film. Why has it taken so long to bring this out? It's on AFI's 100 list so there must be a reason why we haven't seen it yet.

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